Chapter Development Through the Implementation of a Student Leadership Intern Position

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/620182
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Chapter Development Through the Implementation of a Student Leadership Intern Position
Author(s):
Caruso, Elan R.; Wenger, Alyssa; Sedlak, Carol A.; Jacobson, Ann F.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Delta Xi
Author Details:
Elan R. Caruso, BSN, ecaruso2@kent.edu; Alyssa Wenger, BSN, awenger5@kent.edu; Carol A. Sedlak, PhD, RN, CNS, ONC, CNE, csedlak@kent.edu; Ann F. Jacobson, PhD, RN, AGCNS-BC, ajacobso@kent.edu
Abstract:

Student internship in the Delta Xi chapter of Sigma Theta Tau (STTI) addresses goals of developing member leadership and service. The position is open to undergraduate or graduate students who are members of Delta Xi. Applicants are selected by the Chapter Board of Directors based on submission of an essay, curriculum vitae, and two letters of reference. For the 2015-2016 academic year, Delta Xi selected two Student Leadership Interns to work as a pair to complete the responsibilities of an student intern. Interns receive a $500 scholarship in addition to costs associated with attendance at the STTI Biennial Convention or Leadership Institute. Students Interns can also participate in chapter activities by assisting committees in planning events such as Induction. Interns actively participate in chapter activities, especially those related to member recruitment, attend board meetings, and implement a project that serves to further the chapter’s goals. Activities of the 2015-16 student interns included planning and providing informational sessions for prospective members, as well as developing and implementing a project that aligned with the goals of STTI. This year's interns project was to sponsor a Nursing Mobile Library through the International Council of Nurses. Each library is filled with new nursing books send to nurses and nursing students working in rural clinics, health centers, and refugee camps in Africa with the goal of assisting the chapter to meet their global initiative. Student Interns have the ability to choose their own project and is then assisted by the executive board in the implementation. The outcome has been an increase in the number of student members inducted in the chapter and hosted multiple membership events focusing on students’ interests. In conclusion, student STTI interns serve a major role in developing a connection with the student population and encouraging professional development of student members in STTI.

Keywords:
Chapter Development; Leadership Development; Student Internship
Repository Posting Date:
16-Sep-2016
Date of Publication:
16-Sep-2016
Other Identifiers:
LEAD16H02
Conference Date:
2016
Conference Name:
Leadership Connection 2016
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Leadership Connection 2016 Theme: Personal. Professional. Global. Held at the Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis.

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleChapter Development Through the Implementation of a Student Leadership Intern Positionen_US
dc.contributor.authorCaruso, Elan R.en
dc.contributor.authorWenger, Alyssaen
dc.contributor.authorSedlak, Carol A.en
dc.contributor.authorJacobson, Ann F.en
dc.contributor.departmentDelta Xien
dc.author.detailsElan R. Caruso, BSN, ecaruso2@kent.edu; Alyssa Wenger, BSN, awenger5@kent.edu; Carol A. Sedlak, PhD, RN, CNS, ONC, CNE, csedlak@kent.edu; Ann F. Jacobson, PhD, RN, AGCNS-BC, ajacobso@kent.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/620182-
dc.description.abstract<p>Student internship in the Delta Xi chapter of Sigma Theta Tau (STTI) addresses goals of developing member leadership and service. The position is open to undergraduate or graduate students who are members of Delta Xi. Applicants are selected by the Chapter Board of Directors based on submission of an essay, curriculum vitae, and two letters of reference. For the 2015-2016 academic year, Delta Xi selected two Student Leadership Interns to work as a pair to complete the responsibilities of an student intern. Interns receive a $500 scholarship in addition to costs associated with attendance at the STTI Biennial Convention or Leadership Institute. Students Interns can also participate in chapter activities by assisting committees in planning events such as Induction. Interns actively participate in chapter activities, especially those related to member recruitment, attend board meetings, and implement a project that serves to further the chapter’s goals. Activities of the 2015-16 student interns included planning and providing informational sessions for prospective members, as well as developing and implementing a project that aligned with the goals of STTI. This year's interns project was to sponsor a Nursing Mobile Library through the International Council of Nurses. Each library is filled with new nursing books send to nurses and nursing students working in rural clinics, health centers, and refugee camps in Africa with the goal of assisting the chapter to meet their global initiative. Student Interns have the ability to choose their own project and is then assisted by the executive board in the implementation. The outcome has been an increase in the number of student members inducted in the chapter and hosted multiple membership events focusing on students’ interests. In conclusion, student STTI interns serve a major role in developing a connection with the student population and encouraging professional development of student members in STTI.</p>en
dc.subjectChapter Developmenten
dc.subjectLeadership Developmenten
dc.subjectStudent Internshipen
dc.date.available2016-09-16T15:27:37Z-
dc.date.issued2016-09-16-
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-16T15:27:37Z-
dc.conference.date2016en
dc.conference.nameLeadership Connection 2016en
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen
dc.descriptionLeadership Connection 2016 Theme: Personal. Professional. Global. Held at the Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis.en
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